Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies are like mini brownies because of their crispy outer crust and gooey, chocolatey center. It makes them one of the Best Cookies ever! Made from a simple list of ingredients, you’ll love making them as much as everyone will love eating these delicious cookies!

A stack of four vegan chocolate chocolate chip cookies sit one on top of the other. The chips are still warm and shining in the light. There are more cookies in the background.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

A crispy outer crust and gooey center makes these Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies one of the Best Vegan Cookies of all time! That means you might need to have one (or two) yourself and show the rest of them off to friends and family at your next party!

Adee and I like to play this game where we take a completely out of context quote and see if the other can guess what favorite movie it comes from. We try to pick the most obscure quote with the fewest words (or guttural noises) as possible to stump the other one.

We like quoting movies. And Looney Tunes. There are so many good lines from Looney Tunes. Please, don’t get me started!

Do you remember the movie A Bug’s Life? One of my favorite quotes from that movie comes from a fly in the circus. He says, “I only got 24 hours to live and I ain’t gonna waste it here.”

That’s my motto about food.

I only got so many calories in a day, I ain’t gonna waste them on bad food.

Eight chocolate chocolate chip cookies are lined in rows of four on a white countertop.

Can I add cocoa powder to a chocolate chip cookie recipe?

Well, basically, that is what this recipe for vegan chocolate chocolate chip cookies is all about! I added cocoa powder and melted chocolate chips to my recipe. You’ll see the link below for the base recipe, but I also want to call out my vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe because it’s a very common stand-by. And I have used it many times by adding around 1/3 cup cocoa powder.

I’ve been experimenting with different egg replacers, and for this particular cookie, I’ve landed on using ground flax seeds. It works.

Of course, there are other egg replacers for baking you could use. For example, I have been in love with using chia seeds (one tablespoon ground flax seeds + three tablespoons of water), and that works well too. I just find the chia seeds have a cleaner flavor to them. However, there is the issue of the little seeds that sometimes get stuck between your teeth.

With the ground flax seeds, you don’t have that problem.

For a real change of pace, be sure and try this delicious vegan Double Chocolate Biscotti recipe!

A close-up look at a vegan chocolate chocolate chip cookie with several more in the background.

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

It seems like a lot of chocolate, doesn’t it? But it works. I’m making these as double chocolate chip cookies (cocoa in the batter and chocolate chips), but you can easily make these into triple chocolate chip cookies by adding something like cacao nibs.

Think of these chocolate chocolate chip cookies as your regular chocolate chip cookies, with some cocoa powder and melted chocolate chips added to the dough. I tried making these cookies with only adding cocoa powder, but they didn’t come out as rich as I wanted them to. That’s why I added the melted chocolate chips. I wanted a dense, brownie-like cookie and these vegan chocolate chip cookies made the cut!

Then there are the chocolate chips that will be dispersed throughout the cookies. And here’s my tip on that: I like to reserve a few so that when you get to the bottom of the bowl and the chocolate chips are a little sparse, you can add some there. Or, you can press a few chocolate chips in the top of each cookie, to make a batch of irresistible vegan chocolate chocolate chip cookies!

I borrow a base recipe I used in my Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, although I forgo the coconut oil in this vegan chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe.

What are Vegan Chocolate Chip Brands?

I get this question a lot so I figure you might have it as well. There are lots of chocolate chips in this word, but only a few of them are vegan. That’s why I created this Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips Guide. It provides information on dairy-free chocolate chips and which brands you can go to for your vegan chocolate chips.

Right now my favorites are the store brands you can buy at Costco (Kirklands…but only available at certain times of the year) and Sprouts (I buy from their bulk section). See my guide for more information.

A single chocolate chocolate chip cookie sits in the foreground. There are several more cookies behind it.

I hope you love these Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies as much as we do! I’d love for you to share your cookies with me! Just snap a photo and share it using #namelymarly on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

A close-up look at a vegan chocolate chocolate chip cookie with several more in the background.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies are like mini brownies because of their crispy outer crust and gooey, chocolatey center. Made from a simple list of ingredients (one bowl even!), you’ll love making as much as everyone will love eating these delicious cookies!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 32 Cookies
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Namely Marly


  • 1 cup vegan butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup plant-based milk
  • 2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Warm up your oven to 350 F.
  • Place one cup of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Place a lid over the chocolate chips and allow to sit for one minute until the chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool.
  • In large bowl, beat vegan butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and plant-based milk and mix until combined. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, ground flax seed, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the melted and cooled chocolate into the vegan butter mixture. Beat until the chocolate is incorporated. 
  • Add the chocolate chips to the flour mixture and give it a quick stir before adding this to the chocolate butter mixture. Stir until combined.
  • Tip. I always reserve some of the chocolate chips because sometimes you get to the bottom of the dough and the chocolate chips are on the scarce side. If you have a few in reserve, you can add them there.
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until set. Remove from oven and allow to sit on the baking sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


You might be tempted to bake these cookies for longer, but I’ve found 8 – 10 minutes is a good amount of time. They may see “gooey” when they come out of the oven, but once they cool, they will be perfect brownie-like cookies.
The nutritional analysis does not include the optional chopped walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Have a cookie, maybe two and then share the love with people who deserve them…and even some who don’t.

14 Responses to Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Hello! Been missing you and i couldnt agree more…everyone deserves a cookie today. These look delicious. Just how a cookie should be. I am catering a book reading in September….all vegan treats…and I can’t wait to make these!

    • I have a friend who swears by coconut sugar because of it’s low glycemic index. Do you think that would work for you?

  2. Amazing chocolate lover’s cookies! I would add a tiny bit more salt next time. Substituted chopped 70 % chocolate for the whole chocolate chips and used melted 100 % chocolate with some extra sugar added instead of the cocoa powder and melted chocolate chips just because I randomly have a ton of 100 % chocolate. Otherwise I followed your recipe closely (I never manage to follow recipes so this is good going for me). Loved them. They taste like brownies. Mmm. Could I just use this recipe for brownies or would they be too liquid?


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